Heat Beat Spurs on Road to Tie NBA Finals at One Game Apiece

Miami Heat's LeBron James
LeBron James of the Miami Heat goes up for the layup against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 8, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Photographer: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Miami Heat ended the San Antonio Spurs’ nine-game postseason home winning streak behind a 35-point, 10-rebound performance by LeBron James to tie the NBA Finals at one game apiece.

James, who missed the final four minutes of the Heat’s loss in Game 1 because of leg cramps, hit 14-of-22 shots in Miami’s 98-96 victory at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs had won their past eight home playoff games by at least 15 points, a National Basketball Association record.

Miami, which has won the past two NBA championships, has now won their last 13 playoff games following a loss, the league’s longest active streak.

The best-of-seven NBA Finals now shifts to Miami for the next two games, with Game 3 scheduled for June 10.

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